For the hefty sum of 1.275 billion, Adobe will acquire collaboration specialist Frame.io to expand Creative Cloud team workflows. Frame.io technology enables cloud-based review and sharing of video within larger teams and can already be used seamlessly from within Premiere Pro. In the future, the integration is expected to go deeper, or presumably Frame.io functionality will transition into Premiere.
Frame.io is currently available not only for Adobe, but also for Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve and AVID Media Composer, and is expected to remain so, although the stated goal is now to make Premiere Pro the most powerful software for collaborative editing.
In the spring, Frame.io had launched its "Camera to Cloud" (C2C) initiative, which aims to enable completely cloud-based workflows for faster and also easier work, for example with the help of proxies that can be automatically uploaded from the set and immediately viewed by editors or producers. Many steps are to be automated with machine learning, according to the announcement, and this is where the Adobe Sensei technology is likely to come into play.